Panthers at Flames 1/11/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Calgary Flames remain at home on Friday and will host the Florida Panthers. The Flames are 28-13-4 on the season and are the leaders of the Pacific Division. Calgary is 6-2-2 over their last ten games and have won three straight games. The Flames beat Colorado 5-3 at home on Wednesday and are 13-4-4 on their home ice.
David Rittich will make the start in the net for the Flames. Rittich is 16-4-3 on the season with 53 goals allowed. Rittich has one shutout and carries a 2.42 goals against average. The Calgary Flames average 3.60 goals per game which ranks 3rd in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers play in Edmonton on Thursday night before heading to Calgary. The Panthers are 17-17-7 on the season and 6th in the Atlantic. Florida is 5-4-1 over their last ten games and lost 5-1 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The Panthers are 9-11-2 on the road this season.
James Reimer will protect the goal for the Panthers. Reimer is 8-7-4 on the season with 63 goals allowed. Reimer carries a 3.18 goals against average. The Florida Panthers average 3.15 goals per game which ranks 10th in the NHL.
The Panthers have a tough back to back as they head into Calgary to kick off their weekend. The Panthers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record. Lay the -1.5 with the home team on Friday. Final Score Prediction: The Calgary Flames win and cover the puck line 5-2.